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Campus Crime Logs Jan. 25 – 31

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Jan. 25 to Jan. 31.  Trespassing and threats at 775 Commonwealth Ave. Officers responded to an altercation Sunday in the George Sherman Union Food Court at 6:29 p.m. A 31-year-old female victim reported that she was heating her food in a microwave when a male party […]

by Maisie Guzi· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Firemen remove the leaking bottle of hydrochloric acid in a secure environment. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Hazardous material leak causes gridlock near Myles Standish Hall

A bottle containing corrosive hydrochloric acid leaked inside a FedEx van and caused a hazmat incident on the outside of approximately 595 Beacon St. Tuesday afternoon. The Boston Fire Department responded to the van’s driver’s 911 emergency phone call and was on site at approximately 4:45 pm, BFD Deputy Chief Michael Ruggere said. Ruggere explained that the incident posed no […]

by Sekar Krisnauli· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Mary Moore, the dean of the School of Theology, held a meeting Tuesday about plans to expand the presence of the Howard Thurman Center on campus. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU community exchanges ideas to increase cultural inclusion visibility

Approximately 60 members of the Boston University community gathered in the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground Tuesday evening and exchanged ideas for a social hub on campus that would make cultural celebration and inclusion a mainstream part of campus life. School of Theology Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore said members of the BU community are the most important part in […]

by Ellen Cranley· · 0 comments · Campus, News
In an effort to diversify the BU faculty, the Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusion acts as a forum for faculty, administrators and students to share their input. PHOTO BY KRISHNA SHARMA/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Task Force prepares interim report, continues faculty diversity efforts

The Boston University Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusion has prepared an interim report outlining a set of recommendations for the university to increase the proportion of minority faculty members, according to an email statement from the Task Force co-chair Gene Jarrett. The Task Force, organized to find ways to develop and retain a diverse faculty at BU, plans […]

by Maddie Domenichella· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Changes in the grounds for investigation of child abuse crimes in Massachusetts between 2010 and 2014 may explain the rise in cases. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts had highest number of reported child abuse cases in 2014

According to an annual report released last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Massachusetts was found to have the highest number of reported child abuse cases in Fiscal Year 2014. Andrea Grossman, a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, said in a statement that the DCF has been in the process of redeveloping […]

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In a push to provide citizens greater access to government records, the Massachusetts Senate announced a new legislation Thursday that overhauls the state’s current public records law. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts Senate proposes reform for public records law

The Massachusetts Senate proposed new legislation to help reform the commonwealth’s current public records law, according to a Thursday press release from the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. The Senate will vote on the bill this week and, if passed, the new law will award attorneys’ fees to citizens whose access to public records is wrongly denied, limit the […]

by Kyler Sumter· · 0 comments · City, News
“From Manuscript to Movable Type: The Information Shift that Brought about Modern Learning,” an exhibition on display in Mugar Memorial Library Feb. 1-12 features excerpts from The Gutenberg Bible, which curators believe is the “single most important and famous printed book.” PHOTO BY ABIGAIL FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Archives at the Mugar Library present printing press’ modern influence

Texts produced with the printing press as early as in the ninth century have impacted modern education, as demonstrated by an exhibition of archives opened Monday at the Gotlieb Memorial Gallery. “From Manuscript to Movable Type: The Information Shift that Brought about Modern Learning” features a vellum leaf of a hymnal manuscript dating back to between the ninth and 10th century […]

by Alejandra Jimenez· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Boston PayTix, a new app that allows violators to pay parking tickets with a smartphone, was announced Thursday by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. ILLUSTRATION BY MADISON GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh launches Boston PayTix app

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday the launch of the new Boston PayTix application, a free app that will allot users “quick, convenient and secure parking ticket payments by smartphone,” a Thursday press release stated. In the release, Walsh emphasized the importance of the efficiency the app will bring to city services. “The new PayTix app is another example of […]

by Carolyn Hoffman· · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday that aims to close the wage gap in response to the fact that women now earn an average of $0.78 for every dollar a man makes. ILLUSTRATION BY JOHNNY LIU/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts Senate passes bill to close gender wage gap

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey applauded the Massachusetts Senate in a Thursday statement for passing legislation to help close the wage gap between men and women and ensure equal pay for comparable work. “I thank the Senate for its unanimous support for the pay equity bill today,” Healey said in the statement. “In particular, I want to thank Senators Spilka, […]

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The budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 announced by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Wednesday included $39.6 billion for education and workforce development. ILLUSTRATION BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Gov. Charlie Baker releases Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker released the budget proposal for the Fiscal Year 2017 Wednesday, which will invest $39.6 billion in education, workforce development and local aid without affecting taxes, according to a Wednesday press release. In his announcement, Baker highlighted the need to allocate money in order to improve Massachusetts as a whole. “This year’s budget sets the table for […]

by Lauren Fogelstrom· · 0 comments · City, News